By Stephanie Young-Merchant, January 14, 2014 About 25 years ago, Rev Janie Spahr came to my little church in Delaware. Janie was and is a bit of a rockstar. I know several people who, like me, love to hear her
“All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. People who say such things
“Both the One who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters.” Hebrews 2:11 It’s hard to believe that we are of the
Breathe. That’s what I hear. Breathe. What time is it? December? Time to wrap and shop and write and stamp and buy and bake and remember. Remember. Remember the night. The mother’s howl. The Baby’s cry. The smell of hay.
The Lord says in His Word that “where two or three are gathered there I am in the midst”. The relevance of the true church is not based on the size, but it is based on the Word of the
“The mountain is too high to climb.” “The job is too great of an undertaking for us to do.” “If I step out of the boat I will sink.” These are the excuses we use to not focus on what
Beloved, As strong believers, your attitude should be the same as that of Christ. Philippians 2:5-8 reminds us, that He being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to grasp, but made himself nothing, taking on
Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, Your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, Your justice like the great deep. You, Lord, preserve both people and animals. How priceless is Your unfailing love, O God!
“As you come to Him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to Him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a temple of the Spirit to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable
“He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them His way.” Psalm 25:13 “Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”